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nathanmock Jan 2, 17 4:51 pm

Airline fee $200/$100 reimbursement reports: UA only
 
Regarding Registry, once I put funds into the registry, is there anyway to cash them out? (ie. buy GCs)? Is there any known method to get a reimbursement for the $200 credit? I utilized the Amazon GC trick via MPX last year, but looking for some other method for this years credit.

monu58 Jan 2, 17 9:21 pm

How to get $200 credit
 
Just realized after purchasing Amazon Gift cards thru MPX that this is not allowed anymore.

What's an option where I can get the $200 credit for 2017. I need to do this soon as my AF is approaching.

Does United airline allow gift cards? Any other options.

notquiteaff Jan 2, 17 9:24 pm


Originally Posted by monu58 (Post 27695178)
Just realized after purchasing Amazon Gift cards thru MPX that this is not allowed anymore.

What's an option where I can get the $200 credit for 2017. I need to do this soon as my AF is approaching.

Does United airline allow gift cards? Any other options.

Have a look at the wiki post at the top of this thread.

monu58 Jan 2, 17 9:28 pm


Originally Posted by notquiteaff (Post 27695187)
Have a look at the wiki post at the top of this thread.

Lol...
Thanks, completely missed that

wco81 Jan 2, 17 9:37 pm

Do the funds in the Travelbank ever expire?

mia Jan 2, 17 9:39 pm


Registries will expire after 5 years of inactivity. After that time, the remaining amount will be issued in the form of an electronic travel certificate. The travel certificate is valid for one year from the date when it is originally issued to the account owner.
Read more here:

https://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/pro...tRegistry.aspx

wco81 Jan 2, 17 9:41 pm

Thanks,

Damn they make you work to get the $100 credit!

nathanmock Jan 2, 17 11:03 pm


Originally Posted by notquiteaff (Post 27695187)
Have a look at the wiki post at the top of this thread.

Doesn't really say much about how to utilize the funds in the "TravelBank". Can they only be used towards an United flight? Any other way to "liquidate" get cash or close to cash equivalent for the funds in the TravelBank?

merridius Jan 2, 17 11:21 pm


Originally Posted by nathanmock (Post 27695529)
Doesn't really say much about how to utilize the funds in the "TravelBank". Can they only be used towards an United flight? Any other way to "liquidate" get cash or close to cash equivalent for the funds in the TravelBank?

afaik no

notquiteaff Jan 3, 17 12:28 am


Originally Posted by nathanmock (Post 27695529)
Doesn't really say much about how to utilize the funds in the "TravelBank". Can they only be used towards an United flight? Any other way to "liquidate" get cash or close to cash equivalent for the funds in the TravelBank?

See this post:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27681136-post1604.html

Looks like you (*) have to travel. :)

(*) or someone else

wiivile Jan 3, 17 9:01 am

Should I put another $100 (PRG) on my gift registry now? Or wait to see if something better pops up (with United or on another airline) this year? The risk of course is that they could close the gift registry loophole like they did with MPX.

notquiteaff Jan 3, 17 10:22 am


Originally Posted by wiivile (Post 27697206)
Should I put another $100 (PRG) on my gift registry now? Or wait to see if something better pops up (with United or on another airline) this year? The risk of course is that they could close the gift registry loophole like they did with MPX.

Only you can answer that. I personally will have no problems using the gift registry credit on UA over the course of the next year. Not sure how something better could pop up.

miasmal Jan 3, 17 11:33 am

Anyone having trouble attempting to search for name in the gift registry? My name will not pull up ... last name or first/last name "Your search found 0 results." (ps. I have an unusual last name) I've put money past 3 years, and my profile shows I have a registry built along with history of deposits. I've also sent myself a link via the announcement, but that link just goes back to the name search box. Lastly, gift registry is turned ON.

notquiteaff Jan 3, 17 11:37 am


Originally Posted by miasmal (Post 27697991)
Anyone having trouble attempting to search for name in the gift registry? My name will not pull up ... last name or first/last name. (ps. I have an unusual last name) I've put money past 3 years, and my profile shows I have a registry built along with the history of money being deposited. I've also sent myself a link via the announcement, but that link just goes back to the name search box. Lastly, gift registry is turned ON.

I had the same exact problems yesterday (unusual name, existing registry, sent link that didn't work). But I just tried it again with the emailed link, and the search, and now (a day later) the search worked.

wco81 Jan 3, 17 12:36 pm

How do you fund your gift registry?

When I log on at UA.com, my gift registry goal from last year is still there.

When I click on it, these are the only options:

Send Gift Registry Announcements
Send e-mails to family and friends to let them know about your gift registry.

View Sent Announcements
See a list of announcements sent and the responses received.

Make Flight Reservations with My TravelBank Funds
Begin the flight search process and then complete your purchase using the funds in your TravelBank.

Gift Registry Terms and Conditions
Read the complete rules of the united.com Gift Registry program.

Turn Gift Registry On/Off (Gift Registry Currently On)
Make your gift registry accessible or inaccessible to family and friends.


No way to fund the registry.


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